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Visalia, CA – Police say a person was hit by a suspected DUI driver in Visalia

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VISALIA, CA – One person is in jail, and another is hospitalized after a possible DUI-related crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian Friday night in Visalia.

At around 7:00 p.m officers received a report of a crash a block away from Mineral King Avenue and Mooney Boulevard. According to authorities, a person standing on the corner was struck by a vehicle, and then the vehicle ran into a tree.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital in the area and is in a stable condition, police said.

Officers report that they believe the driver, Eloy Madrid, was under the influence of alcohol. Authorities say Madrid was booked at the Tulare County Pretrial Facility on felony DUI charges.

California Pedestrian Accidents

The major cities of California have recently seen an alarming increase in pedestrian collisions and deaths. Speeding, smartphones, and an increase in the amount of vehicles on the road are all factors that have contributed to this unfortunate spike. Unlike regular vehicle collisions, pedestrian crashes almost always result in catastrophic or deadly injuries for victims. 

Those who sustain injuries in pedestrian accidents are usually forced to deal with pain and suffering, steep medical bills, lengthy recovery periods/hospital stays, and lost income. 

Pedestrians who are injured in collisions are also faced with an arduous mental toll that can have a seriously negative impact on their quality of life. 

Pedestrian Crash Lawyers in Visalia

If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Stockton pedestrian collision, a pedestrian accident attorney in Visalia will be able to help you understand your existing legal rights and discuss your case at length. In the unfortunate circumstance that another person’s negligence caused your injuries, you deserve full and fair financial compensation. 

Oftentimes, injured pedestrians are unaware of where to turn and what to do in the aftermath of a serious collision. At Torem & Associates, we wish to assure you that we have all of the information necessary to help you get on the fastest track to resolution and recovery. 

If you or someone you love were recently involved and injured in a pedestrian collision in Visalia, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, it may be difficult, if not impossible, for you to recover that compensation on your own. Proper legal representation is a must if you wish to recover the maximum amount of financial compensation available for your injuries and losses.

Insurance companies often try to take advantage of unknowing crash victims by offering them meager settlement amounts, or simply not offering any compensation at all. It is important to fully understand your rights as well as the ins and outs of personal injury law in California. 

If you or someone you love sustained serious bodily injuries in a pedestrian crash in Visalia, financial compensation is vital for you to get back on your feet. For these reasons, you should consider contacting a Visalia personal injury lawyer at your earliest convenience. Call our law firm at  (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Contact our personal injury legal team to see how we can help you recover after being harmed due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Visalia.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Visalia and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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